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WestConnex takes its toll in Annandale

By WENDY BACON WestConnex contractors chopped down scores more trees in Annandale late on Monday night, just hours after residents protested against the destruction of Buruwan Park, which will make way for road widening and a giant overpass across to Rozelle. Since 2016, 8000 trees have been chopped down across Sydney's Inner West by WestConnex, […]

Tree felling falling-out

By ALEC SMART The Greens and several independent councillors on the Inner West Council (IWC) are fuming after a revised plan for tree protection was amended at the last minute and voted into policy. The aggrieved councillors claim they were ‘ambushed’ when it was revealed the amendments, which permit residents to fell trees within three […]

Grand Reopening?

As tourists and locals alike flock to the inner city to take in the delights of Vivid Sydney’s night economy appears to be vibrant and thriving. However, come into the city at any other time of year and you realise that this is actually far from the case. In order to reinvigorate the late night […]

Rocky road to Senate majority

By ALLISON HORE With the federal election this weekend, eyes will be on the Senate to see if poll frontrunners, the Labor party, will be able to win a majority in the upper house as well as the lower house. But the road to a Senate majority will not be easy for Labor even if […]

Are they worthy of Wentworth?

BY ALEC SMART City Hub hosted a forum at Beauchamp Hotel in Darlinghurst of the prospective candidates vying for the seat of Wentworth in the forthcoming federal election. Those present included Matthew Drake-Brockman (Independent), Tim Murray (Labor), Dominic Wy Kanak (Greens) and incumbent MP, Dr Kerryn Phelps (Independent). Liberal candidate Dave Sharma was notably absent. […]

Dominic’s Green policy for Wentworth

BY VANESSA LIM Greens candidate for Wentworth and Deputy Mayor of Waverley Council Dominic Wy Kanak has propelled his federal campaign by labelling the federal election, a “climate action election”. The Greens’ campaign launch for the upcoming federal election has focused on taking action against climate change. Mr Wy Kanak emphasised that climate change has […]

Meet the challengers

By ALLISON HORE Jacqui Munro (Liberals) Running for the Liberal Party in the seat of Sydney is first-time candidate Jacqui Munro. For her, it was a passion for the local area that inspired her to run. Despite being the youngest woman to be pre-selected by the Liberal party, Ms Munro has a wealth of experience […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE PARANOIA AUSTRALIAN PARTY (PAP!)

Scaremongering has always been a part of the political process but has reached an even more insidious level in recent years with the manipulation of social media like Facebook, US style attack adverts and politicians fanning the flames of paranoia. Donald Trump has made a fine art of it with his blatant appeal to a […]

Legislative Council power balance

By ALLISON HORE Last month’s state election handed another term to the Coalition but the results for the upper house of NSW, the Legislative Council, are still rolling in and the crossbench is growing. The NSW Legislative Council is elected by a proportional representation system which treats the whole state as one single electorate. This […]

Labor’s war on the Greens

OPINION: BY COLIN HESSE Since the inception of the Greens, the Labor Party has felt both angry and threatened; angry because some of the founding Greens were ex-Labor Party members, and threatened because the Labor machine felt “our” votes were being “stolen” by the new party. In NSW, the centre of Labor’s opposition to the […]